A North Carolina textile business is expanding its Cheraw plant to meet higher demand for its products, the state Commerce Department said today.

Kernersville, N.C.-based Highland Industries Inc. will invest $4.1 million and add 24 new jobs over the next two years in Chesterfield County.

Fabrics made in the South Carolina factory end up in automotive parts, military tents and backpacks, rockets, roofing products and many other everyday items.

Highland Industries is owned by Tokyo-based Takata Corp.

The state Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 grant for infrastructure improvements related to the Cheraw expansion.